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BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations Reveal Design for Oakland Athletics Baseball Stadium

13:00 - 28 November, 2018
BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations Reveal Design for Oakland Athletics Baseball Stadium, Oakland Baseball Stadium. Image Courtesy of Oakland Athletics / Bjarke Ingels Group
Oakland Baseball Stadium. Image Courtesy of Oakland Athletics / Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group, James Corner Field Operations, and Gensler have released new renderings of the new Oakland Athletics baseball stadium and surrounding development. The new stadium will replace the Oakland A’s existing 51-year-old Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which the A’s share with the Oakland Raiders football team. The mega-ballpark includes a waterfront “jewel box” stadium at Howard Terminal and would turn the current Coliseum site into a tech and housing hub.

Oakland Baseball Stadium. Image Courtesy of Oakland Athletics / Bjarke Ingels Group Oakland Baseball Stadium. Image Courtesy of Oakland Athletics / Bjarke Ingels Group Oakland Baseball Stadium. Image Courtesy of Oakland Athletics / Bjarke Ingels Group Oakland Baseball Stadium. Image Courtesy of Oakland Athletics / Bjarke Ingels Group + 5

BIG, Gensler, and James Corner Field Operations to Design Oakland Athletics Baseball Stadium

12:00 - 23 August, 2018
BIG, Gensler, and James Corner Field Operations to Design Oakland Athletics Baseball Stadium, The existing Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Image via BIG
The existing Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Image via BIG

The Oakland Athletics baseball team have hired Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), James Corner Field Operations, and Gensler to lead the design process for their new ballpark and surrounding development in California. The new stadium will replace the Oakland A’s existing 51-year-old Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which the A’s share with the Oakland Raiders football team.

It has been reported by the San Francisco Business Times that BIG will lead the masterplan for the privately-financed ballpark, either at Howard Terminal or near the existing stadium, while Gensler will collaborate on the ballpark design. Field Operations will adopt the role of landscape architect for the development.

Studio Gang Reveals Concept Designs for California College of the Arts Campus

16:00 - 23 January, 2018
Studio Gang Reveals Concept Designs for California College of the Arts Campus, © Studio Gang
© Studio Gang

Studio Gang has revealed concept designs for their campus master plan for the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. Currently split between facilities in San Francisco and Oakland, the new unified campus will bring together the school’s various art and design programs into one “vibrant indoor-outdoor environment.”

The design concepts aims to become a “highly sustainable model for the future of creative practices,” arranging programs into upper and lower ground levels to encourage interaction and cross-departmental osmosis. 

Snohetta, Sasaki and HOK to Take Part in a 4-Firm-Team to Design Oakland A's New Stadium

06:00 - 21 November, 2017
Snohetta, Sasaki and HOK to Take Part in a 4-Firm-Team to Design Oakland A's New Stadium, (c) Flickr user Redlegsfan21 licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
(c) Flickr user Redlegsfan21 licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Oakland Athletic's have hired four firms to lead the design and urban planning for their new ballpark on the Peralta site, near the heart of Oakland. HOK will be collaborating with Snohetta on the design of the ballpark. Snohetta will also be working on the masterplan along with Sasaki and Oakland-based Studio T-Square.

MacArthur Annex / Baran Studio Architecture

10:00 - 14 September, 2017
MacArthur Annex / Baran Studio Architecture, Courtesy of Baran Studio Architecture
Courtesy of Baran Studio Architecture

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A House with a View / Axelrod architects

15:00 - 2 June, 2017
A House with a View / Axelrod architects, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Oakland, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Irit Axelrod, Jason Kohler
  • General Contractor

    HAWKE - Building company
  • Area

    2150.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Skyline House / Terry & Terry Architecture

13:00 - 23 May, 2017
Skyline House  / Terry & Terry Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oakland, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Ivan Terry, Naomi Hansen
  • Structural Engineers

    Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
  • Area

    2700.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Kapor Center for Social Impact / Fougeron Architecture

13:00 - 27 March, 2017
Kapor Center for Social Impact  / Fougeron Architecture, © Zhou Connie
© Zhou Connie

© Zhou Connie © Zhou Connie © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 25

California College of the Arts Selects Studio Gang for New San Francisco Campus

08:00 - 18 November, 2016
California College of the Arts Selects Studio Gang for New San Francisco Campus, Courtesy of California College of the Arts
Courtesy of California College of the Arts

The California College of the Arts (CCA) has selected Studio Gang out of three finalists to design an expanded art and design college campus for the school in San Francisco. Currently split between San Francisco and Oakland, CCA’s expansion in San Francisco will allow all of the school’s programs to be housed in one location.

Over the next five years, Studio Gang and CCA will collaborate to create a new campus to host 2,000 students, 600 faculty members, 250 staff members, and 34 academic programs, and to be a model of sustainable construction and practice.

California College of the Arts Selects 3 Finalists to Design New San Francisco Campus

16:30 - 17 October, 2016
California College of the Arts Selects 3 Finalists to Design New San Francisco Campus, Front of the campus "Skyline". Image © Dave Fenton
Front of the campus "Skyline". Image © Dave Fenton

The California College of the Arts (CCA) has selected 3 top firms as finalists to design “a new, ground-breaking art school that will redefine 21st century arts education.” Chosen from an original pool of 75 architects, the three firms will now interview for the chance to design a new campus that aims to unify the college’s Oakland and San Francisco campuses into one vibrant Bay Area institution.

The chosen firm will work together with the school over the next five years to create a plan that will bring together 2,000 students, 600 faculty members, 250 staff members, and 34 academic programs to a consolidated campus located at the intersection of the city’s innovation corridor, the new DoReMi (Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission) arts district, and Mission Bay. The primary project site will be a 2.4-acre lot that borders the college’s existing San Francisco campus buildings. The campus will house all of CCA’s programs, including art, crafts, design, architecture and writing, fostering interaction between the different disciplines.

VSCO / debartolo architects

19:00 - 24 June, 2016
VSCO  / debartolo architects, © Mariko Reed
© Mariko Reed

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This Kickstarter Campaign Hopes to Fund a Coworking Space Specifically for Architects

09:30 - 27 February, 2016
This Kickstarter Campaign Hopes to Fund a Coworking Space Specifically for Architects, WeWork's South Lake Union office in Seattle. Spaces such as these have proved very popular for small businesses, but they don't exactly work for architects.. Image Courtesy of WeWork
WeWork's South Lake Union office in Seattle. Spaces such as these have proved very popular for small businesses, but they don't exactly work for architects.. Image Courtesy of WeWork

As part of the current "sharing economy" revolution, coworking facilities have transformed the creative marketplace. Since 2005, when the first coworking space was founded in San Francisco, the popularity of working in a shared environment has taken off. Today, hundreds of coworking facilities exist in cities of varying sizes across the world, supporting small businesses ranging from app developers to furniture makers to recording studios. But how have they grown so quickly? It’s all in the community. WeWork, which owns a number of coworking spaces worldwide, sums it up as “a place you join as an individual, ‘me,’ but where you become part of a greater ‘we.'”

Bringing Dance to New Heights: A “Waltz on the Walls” of Oakland’s City Hall

00:00 - 27 September, 2014

The walls of Oakland’s City Hall transcended their usual purpose during the city’s 2014 Art+Soul festival, becoming the stage for a beautifully choreographed dance by aerial dance company Bandaloop. Filmed with a GoPro, “Waltz on The Walls of City Hall” captures Bandaloop dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber as they take dancing to new heights (literally).

Founded in 1991, the Bandaloop dance company is known for their vertical choreography and they have performed on skyscrapers, in atriums and in locations as diverse as Seattle’s Space Needle and the wall of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. Watch the video above as the dancers gracefully twirl, jump and glide on the side of the 320-foot City Hall building. Visit the Bandaloop website for more information on the dance team.

Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California , Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero
Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero

Architecture at Zero, now in its fourth year, is challenging all students, architects and designers worldwide to envision two mixed-use, zero net energy (ZNE) housing proposals for adjacent parcel sites in Oakland, California. The competition is a response to the ZNE targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) which aims for all new residential construction in the state to be ZNE by 2020. Entrants are eligible for winning up to $25,000. Early bird registration ends September 12. All projects must be submitted by October 31 at 1PM PST. Learn more on the competition website and review last year's winners.

Navis Offices / RMW Architecture and Interiors

01:00 - 7 August, 2013
Navis Offices / RMW Architecture and Interiors, © Michael O’Callahan
© Michael O’Callahan

© Michael O’Callahan © Michael O’Callahan © Michael O’Callahan © Michael O’Callahan + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    55 Harrison Street #600, Oakland, CA 94607, United States
  • Owner/Manager

    Ellis Partners LLC/Jack London Square Ventures LLC
  • General Contractor

    Novo Construction, Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineers

    Encon Energy Conservation Co. - Thermal Mechanical Inc.
  • Electrical Engineer

    Libra Electric
  • Plumbing Engineer

    Pribuss Engineering
  • Furniture Vendor

    One Workplace
  • Area

    32411.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Video: Bridge of Light

00:00 - 6 March, 2013

The NY Times published this amazing video of a spectacular art installation on the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge. Thousands of computer controlled LED lights can be seen during the night with this fantastic display. Enjoy!

Merritt Crossing / LMS Architects

00:00 - 21 September, 2012
Merritt Crossing / LMS Architects, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oakland, California, United States
  • Design Team

    Richard Stacy, Claudia Merzario
  • Structural

    KPFF
  • Landscape

    Cliff Lowe Associates
  • Mechanical

    MHC Engineers
  • Electrical

    C&N Engineers
  • Client

    Affordable Housing Associates
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Temple Sinai / Mark Horton / Architecture + Michael Harris Architecture

00:00 - 3 September, 2011
Temple Sinai / Mark Horton / Architecture + Michael Harris Architecture, © Ethan Kaplan Photography
© Ethan Kaplan Photography

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